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US President Barack Obama meets with Kinsey Button, a student at the University of Texas who wrote a letter to the president in January explaining her family's struggle to lead a middle class life when both of her parents lost their jobs, at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on July 10, 2014.

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US President Barack Obama meets with Kinsey Button, a student at the University of Texas who wrote a letter to the president in January explaining her family's struggle to lead a middle class life when both of her parents lost their jobs, at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on July 10, 2014.

Lunch — Make that Coffee — With Obama

Updated at 2:05 p.m. When 20-year-old Kinsey Button went to have lunch with the president of the United States at Magnolia Cafe in Austin, Texas, she probably expected to get a meal. And maybe she did. But not under the watchful...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's shadow is cast as he applauds Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's shadow is cast as he applauds Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes during a campaign event on Feb. 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Obama: Democrats Have ‘Congenital Disease’ in Midterms

President Barack Obama may have a congenital case of using the phrase “congenital disease” to describe a persistent drop-off in Democratic voter-turnout in midterm elections. Obama dropped the phrase again at a fundraiser yesterday for Senate Democrats in Colorado, where...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference  on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Christie’s RGA Fundraising Streak

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s ‘Road to Majority’ Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be catching some flak close to home these days. Yet, for...

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

Obama on a Border Tour: ‘This Isn’t Theater’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and President Barack Obama emerged from their private meeting with civil and religious leaders in Dallas today with some suggestions. “Deploy an additional 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to immediately enhance border security operations,”...

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President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking on the economy at the Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking on the economy at the Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado, on July 9, 2014.

Obama’s Fundraising Appeal: A Fight for ‘Power’

Without the chief beneficiary or the  Senate Democrats’ political leader in attendance, President Barack Obama kicked off a series of four fundraisers in two days in a Denver hotel ballroom seeking money to help keep the Senate under Democratic control....

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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

Taking Hobby Lobby to the Bank

Updated at 10:30 pm EDT Republicans are attempting to take Hobby Lobby to the bank. The Supreme Court ruled today that family-run businesses, including the chain of craft stores that brought the complaint, can claim a religious exemption from the...

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

UN World Cup Cocktail Guide: Manhattans for USA, Weissen Sours for Belgium

  The North Delegates’ Lounge, the bar and cafe inside the United Nations headquarters in New York, has unveiled new drink specials customized to mark this week’s round of 16 matches at the World Cup in Brazil. Here’s the latest...

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

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George H.W. Bush (center left, seated) has taken to wearing bright socks. He is seen here with past and current presidents at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

Bush 41 Socks it to Democrats

In hopes of socking it to the Democratic Party in November, the Republicans have been raising money with signature show-off socks authorized by the 41st president for months. Now, the former president is making the pitch. “I don’t know what...

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference on June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference on June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

Cantor Out, Democrat Starts Raising Money for Seat

One of the candidates hoping to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Congress has sent out a plea for campaign contributions. The Democratic nominee, that is. College professor Jack Trammell says in a fundraising e-mail that Cantor’s upset...

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